Every year since 2013, Forbes Africa has released a list of most promising entrepreneurs. For the 2017 edition, these Africans have been described as being not just content waiting around for a proper career bump up the establishment ladder. Rather, their ambitions are much more profound and they are setting out to write their own destinies – establishing remarkable enterprises that will transform Africa and reignite its economies.
In no particular order, here are the five Nigerians who made the list:
1. Aigbe Omoregie
Founder, Intercontinental Paints
The 34-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur is the founder of Intercontinental Paints, a fast-growing paint manufacturing company based in Lagos. He founded the company in 2006 with a little over $100 in savings, and the company has employed more than 50 people since its inception.